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Gentry leads Euless over Louisiana, 7-2

Wyatt Gentry had two goals and one assist to lead Euless to a 7-2 victory over Louisiana.

Gentry scored at 6:13 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Euless and again while on the power play 33 seconds into the third to make the score 4-2 Euless.

Euless pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 26 penalty minutes.

Euless forced Louisiana\’s goalies to work between the pipes, racking up 38 shots and forcing 31 saves. Sean Angle made 25 stops and Alex Domas made six. Euless excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. Euless\’ goal total was higher than its season average. Euless has scored at the pace of 2.3 goals per game during the current campaign.

Euless additionally got points from Benjamin Kraus, who also had one goal and three assists, Kayne Fedor, who also registered two goals and two assists to lead the team in points, and Triston Wilson, who also registered one goal and one assist. Ian Linna also scored for Euless. More assists for Euless came via Johnathon Krause, who had one and Nick Snyder, who had two.

Euless was unable to stop Louisiana from sending pucks towards the net, and Louisiana eventually piled up 32 shots on goal. Louisiana could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 30 minutes in penalties during the game.

Thomas Bailey made 30 saves for Euless on 32 shots. Euless registered three goals on nine power play opportunities.

Wilson Receives 2nd Star In South Division

Tristan Wilson received the 2nd Star of the Week in the South Division after leading the Euless Jr. Stars to a 2-1 weekend over the Sugar Land Imperials.

Wilson, a 6ft forward from Midlothian, TX, scored the only two goals in the 2-1 victory against the Imperials on Friday night.  He followed up that performance with three more goals the next night – including the first one unassisted – on Saturday night during their 7-5 win.  He was unable to score a point in Sundays game.

Overall, Wilson accumulated six points (five goals, one assist) with Friday nights second goal being the game winner for a +2 on the weekend.  

Wilson and the rest of the Jr. Stars are set to face the Louisiana Drillers at home this weekend.

Weekend Recap: Jr. Stars Go 2-1 Over Sugar Land

Friday Night: Euless Jr. Stars 2, Sugar Land Imperials 1

Triston Wilson was all over the ice for Euless, as he tallied two goals in Euless' 2-1 win over Sugar Land.

Wilson found the back of the net on the power play 16:41 into the second period to make the score 1-1 and again while 17:35 into the third to make the score 2-1 Euless.

Euless' Thomas Bailey was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 34 saves and let only one puck past him. Bailey managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 4.61 prior to the game.

In addition, Euless received assists from Benjamin Kraus, Brandon Wade, Kayne Fedor, and Kyle Dudley, who each chipped in one.

Sugar Land was held below its usual level of production. Sugar Land puts an average of 3.2 pucks into the net per game. Euless was unable to stop Sugar Land from sending pucks towards the net, and Sugar Land eventually piled up 35 shots on goal.

Sugar Land was led by RC Randall, who scored the team's only goal. Randall scored on the power play 14:37 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Sugar Land. A cross checking penalty on Dudley had put Sugar Land on the power play. Alex Norwinski picked up the assist.

Euless incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Tristan Collins recorded 22 saves for Sugar Land. Sugar Land incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with two minors.

Saturday Night: Euless Jr. Stars 7, Sugar Land Imperials 5

Euless climbed out of a three-goal hole to beat Sugar Land, 7-5.

Euless let multiple leads slip away before eventually digging out of a three hole to pick up the win. Euless took a 1-0 advantage on a goal by Triston Wilson at 2:26 in the first period. Euless found itself down 5-2 after Sugar Land's Nicholas Krivokuca put the puck home at 8:20 in the second period. After tying things up at 5-5 on a goal by Benjamin Kraus at 18:32 in the second, Euless got the game-winner from Kraus at 8:57 in the third period.

Euless found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Euless averages 2.2 goals per game.

Euless also got points from Kraus, who also finished with two goals and two assists and Kayne Fedor, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Ian Linna also scored for Euless. More assists for Euless came via Aaron Wade, Kyle Dudley, and Nick Snyder, who contributed one each and Brandon Wade and Wyatt Gentry, who each chipped in two.

The defensemen of Sugar Land were also effective in Euless' zone, and came away with two goals.

Sugar Land was led by Frank Muscarella, who tallied one goal and one assist. Muscarella scored 14:34 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Zac McKenna assisted on the tally. Sugar Land additionally got points from McKenna, who also registered one goal and one assist and Alex Norwinski, who also had one goal and one assist. Sugar Land also got a goal from Matt DeNure as well. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Jas Bowling, Trenton Joiner, and Jonathan Adnell, who contributed one each and Matt Cozzan and Keith Allen, who each chipped in two.

Euless' Thomas Bailey stopped 23 shots out of the 28 that he faced. Euless incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Tristan Collins made nine saves before being replaced by Kevin Mackey, who took the loss and made 10 saves. Sugar Land incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.

Sunday: Euless Jr. Stars 1, Sugar Land Imperials 4

Sugar Land had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-1 win over Euless.

Sugar Land got the win thanks to a great game by Alex Norwinski, who had one goal and two assists. Norwinski scored 12:51 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Sugar Land. RC Randall picked up the assist.

Sugar Land stifled Euless' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.

Sugar Land also got points from Matt Cozzan, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Sugar Land also had goals scored by Trevor Wolf and Luca Valenza, who scored one goal each. More assists for Sugar Land came via Matt DeNure, Jonathan Adnell, and Frank Muscarella, who contributed one each.

Euless was led by Ian Linna, who scored the team's only goal. Linna scored 8:25 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Sugar Land. Nick Snyder assisted on the tally.

Kevin Mackey rejected 16 shots on goal for Sugar Land. Sugar Land incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Euless' starting goalie, Thomas Bailey, made 20 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Everett Yasinski, who stopped four shots. Euless incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.

Euless erases deficit to stun Sugar Land, 7-5

Euless climbed out of a three-goal hole to beat Sugar Land, 7-5.

Euless let multiple leads slip away before eventually digging out of a three hole to pick up the win. Euless took a 1-0 advantage on a goal by Triston Wilson at 2:26 in the first period. Euless found itself down 5-2 after Sugar Land\’s Nicholas Krivokuca put the puck home at 8:20 in the second period. After evening things up at 5-5 on a goal by Benjamin Kraus at 18:32 in the second, Euless got the game-winner from Kraus at 8:57 in the third period.

Euless bested its season scoring average. Euless averages 2.1 goals per game.

Euless additionally got points from Kraus, who also grabbed two goals and two assists and Kayne Fedor, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Euless also got a goal from Ian Linna as well. Other players who recorded assists for Euless were Aaron Wade, Kyle Dudley, and Nick Snyder, who contributed one each and Brandon Wade and Wyatt Gentry, who each chipped in two.

The defensemen of Sugar Land were also effective in Euless\’ zone, and came away with two goals.

Sugar Land was led by Frank Muscarella, who had one goal and one assist. Muscarella scored 14:34 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Zac McKenna picked up the assist. Sugar Land also got points from McKenna, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Alex Norwinski, who also registered one goal and one assist. Matt DeNure also scored for Sugar Land. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Jas Bowling, Trenton Joiner, and Jonathan Adnell, who contributed one each and Matt Cozzan and Keith Allen, who each chipped in two.

Thomas Bailey rejected 23 shots on goal for Euless. Euless incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Tristan Collins made nine saves before being replaced by Kevin Mackey, who took the loss and made 10 saves. Sugar Land incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.

Wilson’s goals lift Euless to 2-1 victory over Sugar Land

Triston Wilson was all over the ice for Euless, as he tallied two goals in Euless\’ 2-1 win over Sugar Land.

Wilson found the back of the net on the power play 16:41 into the second period to make the score 1-1 and again while 17:35 into the third to make the score 2-1 Euless.

Euless\’ Thomas Bailey was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 34 saves and let only one puck past him. Bailey managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 4.61 prior to the game.

In addition, Euless received assists from Benjamin Kraus, Brandon Wade, Kayne Fedor, and Kyle Dudley, who each chipped in one.

Sugar Land was held below its usual level of production. Sugar Land puts an average of 3.2 pucks into the net per game. Euless was unable to stop Sugar Land from sending pucks towards the net, and Sugar Land eventually piled up 35 shots on goal.

Sugar Land was led by RC Randall, who scored the team\’s only goal. Randall scored on the power play 14:37 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Sugar Land. A cross checking penalty on Dudley had put Sugar Land on the power play. Alex Norwinski picked up the assist.

Euless incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Tristan Collins recorded 22 saves for Sugar Land. Sugar Land incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with two minors.

Texas uses early goal to top Euless, 2-0

Texas took the lead against Euless in the first period and maintained it until the end of the game to secure a tight 2-0 victory.

Texas took over the lead for good with a goal by Kyle Galloway at 9:51 in the first period. Texas had gained a power play chance when Triston Wilson was whistled for holding. Dakota Davis assisted on the tally.

Texas was led by Galloway, who racked up one goal.

Texas stifled Euless\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Euless was unable to stop Texas from sending pucks towards the net, and Texas eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.

Texas also got a goal from Victor Ekk as well. More assists for Texas came via Jacob Elrod, George Hansen, and Noah Klinsky, who each chipped in one.

Brandon Perrone recorded 16 saves for Texas. Texas incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Euless\’ Thomas Bailey stopped 31 shots out of the 33 that he faced. Euless incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.

Euless beats Louisiana 4-3 after comeback scare

Euless survived a determined comeback attempt by Louisiana on the way to a 4-3 win.

Euless made the score 4-2 on a goal by Benjamin Kraus at 15:02 in the third period, and Louisiana got as close as 4-3 when Davis VanGemerden scored 15:12 into the third period.

Kraus had a great game for Euless, netting two goals.

Euless\’ offense rang up 39 shots on Louisiana\’s net. Euless bested its season scoring average. This season, Euless averages 1.7 goal per contest.

Euless also had goals scored by Cody Gottfreid and Anthony Chavez, who each put in one. More assists for Euless came via Brandon Wade, Kayne Fedor, Kyle Dudley, Trent Wolter, and Wyatt Gentry, who contributed one each.

Louisiana forced Euless goalie Thomas Bailey to work between the pipes, taking 45 shots.

Louisiana was helped by Brayden Hutchinson, who finished with one goal. Hutchinson scored 10:12 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Louisiana. Tucker Alspaugh picked up the assist. Jacob Istre also scored for Louisiana. In addition, Louisiana received assists from Dante Juris and Mitch Dolese, who each chipped in one.

Thomas Bailey made 42 saves for Euless on 45 shots. Euless incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Logan Quebedeaux recorded 35 saves for Louisiana. Louisiana incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.

Osborne Named Assistant Coach

The Jr. Stars would like to welcome Assistant Coach Ben Osborne to our staff!! 

Ben Osborne is the newest addition to the Euless Jr Stars coaching staff and is a native of Madison, Wisconsin. He comes to the Jr Stars with an extensive playing resume. Osborne played for the Madison Capitals AAA program, spent two years in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League (Tier III), went on to the NAHL (Tier II) Texas Tornados where he spent two years and was part of a National Championship team with a record of 71-7-2. Ben finished his career in the USHL (Tier I) with the Indiana Ice, an injury caused an end to his playing days.

Ben had this to say about joining the Euless Jr. Stars, "I am grateful to be given the opportunity with the Jr. Stars and am excited to be back in junior hockey to help these young men excel to the next level."

"Having Ben be a part of our junior hockey program is very exciting," said owner Michelle Bryant. "Ben has worked his way up the junior hockey ladder and is a great role model for our players as they look to accomplish the same goals."

Here's what Head Coach Babineau has to say about Ben joining our staff, "I am very excited to see Ben develop as a coach in our league. I have known Ben a long time and his knowledge and passion for the game has already made an impact to our team and will help us in many areas of player development in the weeks and months ahead. Ben has played at all three tiers of junior hockey including a national championship team, he knows what it takes to succeed."

Ben is now a local resident of Texas. He lives in Little Elm with his wife Angie and their 4 year old daughter Makenzie. Osborne is a firefighter for the Grand Prairie Fire Department and has been with the department for 5 years; Angie works as a nurse at Dallas Children’s Hospital. Osborne began his coaching debut along side Babineau this past weekend.

Babineau Named Head Coach/GM

The Euless Jr. Stars, proud members of the NA3HL, have named Don Babineau as the team’s new Head Coach and General Manager.

 

Babineau’s hiring comes during the same month that the Dallas Jr. Stars organization was purchased by KWM Kids, Inc. The KWM Kids, Inc. ownership group consists of Michelle and Kevin Bryant, who also own the Coulee Region Chill of the NAHL and the La Crosse Freeze of the NA3HL. The team was then later renamed the Euless Jr. Stars.

 

“Coach Babineau has extensive experience in coaching junior hockey, particularly at the Tier III level. He knows what it takes to coach at this level and to help move players on to the next level,” stated Michelle Bryant.  “Immediately after his interview we knew he was the coach we wanted. He really cares about player development and helping players fulfill their dreams of playing hockey at the next level.  He has a high motivation to jump in and roll his sleeves up to make this team successful in year one.  We are excited to have him a part of our Chill/Freeze/Jr. Stars hockey family.”

 

Babineau’s extensive coaching experience in junior hockey was most recently with the Maple Grove Energy of the now defunct Minnesota Junior Hockey League (MNJHL), where he turned around the program to become a playoff team.

 

"I am excited for the opportunity the Bryant’s have given me.  I am looking forward to coaching junior hockey again and bringing the Minnesota style of hockey to the Southern Division of the NA3HL.  After our try out camp, I feel we have a solid core group of guys that will makes us contenders to go far in playoffs with the end goal of reaching the Silver Cup,” stated Babineau.  

 

 Babineau’s coaching career began with the Minnesota Owls in the MNJHL. He helped the Owls to multiple national tournaments. After working with the Owls, Babineau was at the helm of the Hudson Crusaders. He ended up coaching in the MNJHL for 15 years. Don's leadership and dedication as a coach has helped place multiple players into collegiate hockey, Juniors, and the NHL. He also had junior hockey coaching stints with the Northwest Wisconsin Knights and the St. Paul Lakers.

 

This past season, Babineau coached high school hockey for the Armstrong/Cooper Wings in New Hope, Minnesota where Babineau and his wife Lisa reside.

JR Stars Sign A Pair

June 22, 2015 (Dallas) The JR Stars announced today the signing of two veteran players with ties to the DFW Metroplex. Brandon and Aaron Wade played their youth hockey in Dallas and played together with the Allen Americans program before leaving two years ago to play for New Jersey in the Metropolitan League. With two seasons of Juniors under their belts the Wade Brothers are expected to provide added maturity and leadership to the JR Stars. GM Reggie Hall made the announcement.

In addition to leadership, the Wade's bring much needed size to the JR Stars' lineup. "It is no secret that we were a bit undersized last season" said Hall. "We had guys with big hearts but we just didn't match up physically in our division and there were some teams that tried to exploit that. That won't happen again with guys like Brandon (6'0", 210) and Aaron (6'0", 220) in our lineup."

In two seasons with New Jersey, Brandon (D) played 74 games with 7G, 15A and 22P. Aaron (F) appeared in 70 games and had 2G, 12A and 14P.

The JR Stars are an affiliate of the Coulee Region Chill (NAHL) and will conduct Main Camp in Euless, Texas August 14-16. For information or to register please visit www.starsjrhockey.com